Colour and Finish
All Matthew James Furniture's' handmade
bespoke kitchens, bedrooms and furniture are available in natural wood, hand
painted and high gloss finishes.
The timbers used are of the finest
quality available and originate from sustainably managed woodlands around the
world. The most common timbers we use are European Oak, American Black Walnut,
Cherry and Ash, with American popular, also known as Tulipwood, being used for
the hand painted furniture.
Natural Wood is finished with a lacquer that has a
soft sheen and provides a durable long-lasting protection.
Painted furniture is meticulously prepared, primed and
hand painted after installation by our experienced, specialist painter with
every brush stroke following the grain.
Farrow & Ball is our chosen paint
supplier simply because of the high quality of paint they offer. Their paint is
only mixed by Farrow & Ball as they insist on checking each batch
themselves before it leaves the factory, thus ensuing it's perfect every
it comes to choosing colour, there are no strict rules, but there are many
things to take into consideration. Light is above all the main one, as this
will contribute to changing colours.
It helps to establish which neutrals
you feel most comfortable with and the type of atmosphere you want to achieve.
So whether it's a traditional setting with a contemporary twist or a country
feel that provides warmth, there are a collection of colours that will give you
exactly what you want.
With over 130 colours in the Farrow & Ball range, all
available in the various paint types, from Interior Emulsion to Gloss, as well
as floor paint and Exterior Masonry, you can be sure to find what you are
We have a colour fan
book from Farrow & Ball to help you decide together with complimentary
colour cards, which you can take away with you.
Estate Eggshell is the chosen finish for our hand painted
furniture, which is a reduced solvent based, environmentally friendly
alternative to Oil based paints. It is extremely durable with a low sheen level
and is an excellent complement to their Estate Emulsion and Modern Emulsion
Matthew James have a decorator on
hand, should you choose to have your room finished completely without having to
lift a paint brush or roller yourself.